Karlsruhe was founded by Margrave Karl Wilhelm on the 17th of June
The royal residence was transferred to Karlsruhe
After the concept of Friedrich Weinbrenner, a famous architect, a lot of buildings developed.
Karlsruhe became the regional capital of the Grand Duchy Baden
Beginning of the straightening of the river “Rhein”
Baron Karl Drais invented his “handcar”, the ancestor of the bike.
Construction of the pyramid at the market place. It was built above the gravesite of Margrave Karl Wilhelm.
of Foundation of the university.
Karlsruhe played an important role in the Revolution of Baden
Population number rises up to 100.000 people.
Completion of the central station
After the first World War Karlsruhe became capital of the Republic of Baden, which existed until the end of the World War II.
After the second World War 35% of Karlsruhe were destroyed
Opening of the Federal Supreme Court
Foundation of the nuclear research centre
Population number rises up to 250.000 for the first time
Beginning of the old town restauration